Thematic Overview


Age of Hope | Killing Fields | Red Flag | Lost Peace | On the Line
Great Escape | Breadline | Sporting Fever | Master Race
Total War | Brave New World | Freedom Now | Boomtime
Fallout | Asia Rising | Living Longer | Endangered Planet
Skin Deep | Picture Power | Great Leap | Young Blood
Half the People | Guerilla Wars | God Fights Back | People Power | Fast Forward



Age of Hope (1900)
1900-1914
traditions and changes at the turn of the century
EconomicsHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsMigrationPoliticsSocial changeTechnologyValues

Killing Fields (1914)   Back
1914-1918
World War I
GeographyMilitary conflictNationalismTechnologyValues

Red Flag (1917)   Back
1917-1940
birth of communism in Russia
Human rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsNationalismPoliticsPropagandaValues

Lost Peace (1919)   Back
1919-1935
antiwar efforts
GeographyHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsNationalismPoliticsRole of government

On the Line (1924)   Back
1908-1945
mass production
EconomicsHuman rights and enduranceMigrationSocial changeTechnology

Great Escape (1927)   Back
1895-1964
mass entertainment: the movies
EconomicsMediaPropagandaValues

Breadline (1929)   Back
1929-1939
the Great Depression
EconomicsIdeology of mass movementsRole of governmentSocial change

Sporting Fever (1930)   Back
1900-1939
growth of spectator sports
Ideology of mass movementsNationalismPoliticsPropagandaRole of governmentValues

Master Race (1933)   Back
1926-1945
Nazi Germanys
Human rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsMilitary conflictNationalismPoliticsPrejudicePropagandaRole of government

Total War (1939)   Back
1939-1945
World War II
GeographyHuman rights and enduranceMilitary conflictTechnology

Brave New World (1945)   Back
1945-1961
the Cold War
GeographyNationalismPoliticsPropagandaValues

Freedom Now (1947)   Back
1947-1990
end of colonialism
EconomicsGeographyHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsMilitary conflictPoliticsRole of governmentValues

Boomtime (1948)   Back
1945-1973
postwar economies
EconomicsMigrationSocial change

Fallout (1945)   Back
1945-1995
the atmoic bomb and nuclear energy
Human rights and enduranceMilitary conflictRole of government

Asia Rising (1951)   Back
1951-1988
Japan's and Korea's rise to economic prominence
EconomicsEnvironmentIdeology of mass movementsRole of governmentSocial changeTechnology

Living Longer (1952)   Back
1944-1996
campaigns and medicine fighting widespread disease
GeographyIdeology of mass movementsRole of governmentValues

Endangered Planet (1959)   Back
1959-1990
enviromental costs of economic progress
EconomicsEnvironmentHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsPoliticsSocial change

Skin Deep (1960)   Back
1945-1994
racism in South Africa and in the United States
Human rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsPrejudiceRole of government

Picture Power (1963)   Back
1939-1997
television's evolution and influence
MediaPropagandaRole of governmentSocial changeValues

Great Leap (1959)   Back
1934-1976
China under chairman Mao
EconomicsHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsPropagandaRole of governmentSocial change

Young Blood (1968)   Back
1950-1975
unprecedented youth rebellion
Human rights and enduranceRole of governmentTechnology

Half the People (1970)   Back
1917-1996
women's fight for equality
EconomicsHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsMediaSocial change

Guerilla Wars (1973)   Back
1956-1989
guerilla wars in Cuba, Vietnam, and Afghanistan
GeographyHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsMilitary conflict

God Fights Back (1979)   Back
1978-1992
religious fundamentalism in Iran and in the United States
Human rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsPoliticsValues

People Power (1991)   Back
1971-1991
collpase of communism in Eastern Europe
EnvironmentHuman rights and enduranceNationalismTechnology

Fast Forward (1997)   Back
1980-1997
division of communities and globalization of markets
EconomicsHuman rights and enduranceIdeology of mass movementsPrejudiceRole of governmentTechnology



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